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Martha Collins
Portrait of Martha Collins

Martha Collins is the author of ten collections of poetry, most recently Because What Else Could I Do (Pittsburgh, 2019), Night Unto Night (Milkweed, 2018), and Admit One: An American Scrapbook (Pittsburgh, 2016). She has co-translated four volumes of Vietnamese poetry, including Black Stars: Poems by Ngo Tu Lap (Milkweed, 2013, with the author). She founded the creative writing program at UMass Boston and taught at Oberlin College for ten years. (updated 9/2020)

AGNI has published the following work:

Poetry
Concrete Mixer
AGNI 43 Print Only
Poetry
In the Days of
AGNI 43 Print Only
Poetry
Conveyance
AGNI 47 Print Only
Poetry
Chorale
AGNI 53 Print Only
Essays
Translating Viet Nam
AGNI 44 Print Only
Reviews
Sue Standing’s Gravida
AGNI 43 Print Only
Poetry
More
AGNI 37 Print Only
Poetry
A History of Small Life on a Windy Planet
AGNI 34 Print Only
Poetry
Wings
AGNI 24 and 25 Print Only
Poetry
Before Spring
AGNI 24 and 25 Print Only
Poetry
Leaf
AGNI 24 and 25 Print Only
Poetry
Outside
AGNI 23 Print Only
Poetry
Lent
AGNI 23 Print Only
Poetry
Martin Luther King Day
AGNI 23 Print Only
Poetry
The Green House
AGNI 21 Print Only
Poetry
Poem in the Fourth Dimension
AGNI 17 Print Only
Poetry
Eclipse
AGNI 17 Print Only
Poetry
The Catastrophe of Rainbows
AGNI 16 Print Only
Poetry
The Orange Room
AGNI 13 Print Only
Poetry
Things Keep Moving through This World
AGNI 12 Print Only
Poetry
What Was It Like, How Does It Feel?
AGNI 12 Print Only
Poetry
Session
AGNI 12 Print Only
Poetry
Letter from an Outlying Island
AGNI 12 Print Only
Poetry
The Lie
AGNI 12 Print Only
Poetry
The Man in the Blue Shirt
AGNI 12 Print Only
Poetry
Earning Joy
AGNI 12 Print Only
Poetry
The Corner’s No Corner at All But an Open Field
AGNI 12 Print Only
Poetry
Boston Airport
AGNI 12 Print Only
Poetry
In Argentina
AGNI 10 and 11 Print Only
Essays
The Contents of Discontent: A Preface to Some Poems by Peter Klappert
AGNI 9 Print Only
Poetry
First Words
AGNI 8 Print Only

AGNI has published the following translations:

Poetry
Street at Noon
By Tue Sy
Translated from the Vietnamese by Nguyen Ba Chung and Martha Collins
AGNI 92 Print Only
Poetry
The River
By Nguyen Quang Thieu
Translated from the Vietnamese by Martha Collins and Nguyen Quang Thieu
Poetry
Pietá Rondanini
By Richard Exner
Translated from the German by Richard Exner and Martha Collins
AGNI 35 Print Only
Poetry
Last Portrait
By Richard Exner
Translated from the German by Richard Exner and Martha Collins
AGNI 35 Print Only
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